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, intelligence agency people, whoever in the law enforcement and intelligence community has the most knowledge about the person they want to interrogate. these are expert interrogators. >> pelley: now, this man 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev, this is the mayor of boston, tom menino has been the mayor boston. in july he will have the mayor of boston for 20 years. he's in a wheelchair because he had an accident and broke his leg in the last few days. let's listen in. this is the colonel of the state police, timothy alben. >> for those families that lost loved ones with injuries they have to live with for the rest of their lives, for a police officer, a young man starting a career at m.i.t. and a police officer with the m.b.t.a. who almost lost his life and for neighborhoods that lived in fear for the entire day we are eternally grateful for the outcome here tonight. we have a suspect in custody. i want to thank all of the partners who work tirelessly over the last four days, including the f.b.i., the transit police, our brothers with the boston police department, the u.s. attorney's office and th
a few officials, one with law enforcement, couple with intelligence, and what we do know is that, of course, this is good news, right? they actually thwarted this plot. we know that it targeted a train route between the united states and canada. one law enforcement official pointed me towards a line that runs between new york city and toronto. it runs actually from buffalo, new york. i'm told that the plan was to detonate explosives in canada. and derail -- and derail the train. and my law enforcement source said there had been some reports that they wanted to wage a spectacular attack, blow up a bridge. he said no. he said what they were doing was to target the train on the tressels, and actually what they wanted to do was derail the train and cause maximum injury to the people on it. >> so two quick follow-ups with you, gloria. first, whether we look at u.s. response here of what happened in boston, canada, an example of it working well, right? coordinated investigation, caught the plot early, and they have been watching it for over a year, haddize izeyes on the si, right? >>
the suspect is. i mean, no shortage of police here. it's incredible the amount of law enforcement presence that is here to watch this, what appears to be final act play out. >> yeah. that's right. it's incredible because we are outside the perimeter that was searched all day long. i mean those 20 blocks in watertown and cambridge that he we were telling you about all day long. that was over this direction. but this is over here. so, if he was here all day he was outside the perimeter where the police have been searching for him all day long. i find that really interesting. right after the 5:30 press conference that where the state police said well we didn't get him, we're going to start pulling things back, almost immediately, i'm talking like within half an hour, we hear the gunfire and then everything starts erupting over here in this direction. now, we did have a camerthat we moment that those explosions were going off, and we hope to be able to turn that around for you fairly quickly. we had to move our live truck. we had to move all kinds of things, folks so please bear with us. we ar
. but as the colonel said, because of that extraordinary collaboration and cooperation by all of these law enforcement resources and assets and more to the point people, professionals, who brought their "a" game, we have a suspect in custody tonight. >> the community stood strong. it was a call from a resident in watertown. we asked you to remain vigilant, and you did. we got that call and we got the guy. and so we can't thank you enough. you've done everything and more than we've asked. extremely proud of law enforcement today and what we've accomplished. >> this whole ordeal started monday with the bombing attack at the finish line of the boston marathon. three people were killed, more than 170 injured. the suspect's older brother died early friday morning following a shootout with police. the two men are also suspected of killing an m.i.t. police officer, 26-year-old sean collier, who was sitting in his patrol car. now, police hope that the surviving suspect will be able to give them some critical information about a possible motive and whether any more people were involved. nbc's katy tur has been
of the establishment. look at aljer hiss. he was a supreme court court. his brother was a law partner. how could he be a communist spy? yet, he was. terrorists can learn that lesson. the best way to avoid scrutiny is to look like you fit in. >> we just had anna chatman, remember her, the sexy russian spy who is moscow and putin gave her an award. you raise a point about letting him back into the country, not just the first time but last year when he came back from russia. has there been an unfortunate pattern of that? egypt didn't want theli sheikh. he's convicted of being the leader of the cell that went to attack the world trade center in 1993 and plot the bombing of landmarks. he's a notorious convicted international terrorist. where is the gap? where are the holes? have we made mistakes? >> i think there are a lot of holes in our immigration system. look. i speak as someone who favors more legal immigration, but i can tell you. when i was at the justice department in the 1980s, fbi agents came and told me there were 10,000 iranian graduate students in the country and they weren't studying engli
shown quite a bit of skill, and evidence of training. one senior law enforcement official told us a short time ago, these guys were almost textbook perfect in terms of operational planning and security. they stayed off the radar, but beyond that, they have shown a high level of sophisticatifi sod skill in terms of evading police, and when they were confronted with a police shoot-out, incredibly, one of them escaped that cordon. he made the point that there were more police officer there and the suspects were outgunned. he summed it up by saying when have you ever seen that? they don't known he might have other confederates or other plans. the search, while focused in watertown, not a tunnel vision situation. they may have to expand that and perhaps even to neighboring states. charlie. >> we're pleased to have scott here at our table this morning. what's intriguing are the things we don't know. not only where is suspect number two. if he got training, where did he get it and when? >> charlie, we should hasten to mention a police officer was murdered apparently by these two men. ove
hill later today, when law enforcement officials brief lawmakers. john? >> all right, barbara starr, thanks so much. barbara starr in washington. i want to bring back fran townsend, cnn analyst, former homeland security adviser to president george w. bush. and fran, i want to get your take here. where do you think the investigation stands right now? we've had these initial criminal complaints given dzhokhar tsarnaev. we've seen sort of the case laid out just a little bit. but how about the investigation itself? what are the next steps? >> well, first of all, we know from investigators that they're cooperating with the russians. i talked to sources, federal sources, and the cooperation between russian authorities and the fbi is quite good. both want to understand what they might have missed, what they should have seen, and what they should have made of it as this case is unfolding. you know, there are questions about the older brother tamerlan's travels to russia, what he did and who he met with. those are the sorts of questions that are following up. in the meantime, here in the uni
're following. in cooperation with u.s. officials, canadian law enforcement officials say they have foiled a plot to blow up a passenger train. what can you tell me about that? >> reporter: a passenger train, matt, from new york to ontario. it would be on canada's version of amtrak. they got onto it lastfall when they got a tip from the ka madian muslim community. authorities have been watching these two men closely since then. they say the plot was inspired by al qaeda in iran which they say was providing, quote, direction and guidance. now according to officials in both the u.s. and canada this plot never got to the stage of acquiring explosives, but even so he, these officials say the two men have both the intent and the capability of following through with it, matt. >> frightening possibility. thanks very much. >>> we are following two major stories this morning when it comes to flying. federal officials are putting on hold a new rule that would allow small knives back on planes. it was supposed to take effect on thursday but it has received strong opposition from flight crews and some
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